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Dec 8, 2012 1:00am PST
. 1.6 billion on the nasdaq. the materials and financials gained 0.08%. the energy sector was up 0.07%. technology was the big drag, thanks once again to apple. over the past week apple has gone from almost $600 per share to $533, down about 9%. with the sell-off apple is about $8 above its most recent low from mid-november. there are several theories behind apple's stock drop: profit taking, disappointment over no special dividend, and more fundamental concerns about its business growth. two other big techs under some pressure today. microsoft fell 1%. it's just pennies above its low for the year. cisco systems fell 0.07%. the firm repeated today its previous earnings growth forecast. big banks were on the upswing with the further improvement in the job market, and ahead of next week's federal reserve meeting as expectations build for more economic help. j.p. morgan jumped 2.6%, it's highest price since early november. bank of america added another 1.8% to an 18 month high. a big global energy deal is one step closer tonight. late today canada okayed the buyout of nexen energy b
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
mcmoran tried to assure investors today that getting into the energy business doesn't mean the company is turning its back on mining. under the deal, freeport will pay $6.9 billion for plains exploration and production and $2.1 billion for mcmoran exploration, a sister company it was separated from a couple of decades ago. the deal would also leave freeport with $20 billion of debt. freeport executives say getting into oil and natural gas would help diversify the company and keep more of its assets in north america, where there's a huge shale gas boom. they estimate by next year freeport will derive a little more than a quarter of its profits from energy and the rest from mining, versus 100% from mining today. the company says it thinks demand for commodities, especially energy, will continue to grow. that could help offset the increased difficulty mining companies are having trying to find new projects in regions outside the u.s. and with interest rates currently at historic lows, the timing was right to ink the two deals. diane eastabrook, "n.b.r.," chicago. >> tom: daniel ro
PBS
Dec 13, 2012 1:00am PST
we simply don't have that in the economy right now. >> tom: let's begin with energy and pun intended, drilling down to oil here. we've heard a lot lately about american oil producers really producing a record amount of petroleum. oil prices here in the mid-'80s -- what do you forecast in long-term investors in energy? >> yeah. look, off the $100 highs, again we saw in late august, early september, sitting around and having a range of trading between $80 and $90, and texas intermediate crew, which is a u.s. contract, will stay in the $90 range, where you have higher crude prices coming out of europe and the gulf. >> tom: steady prices there. how about gold? is gold still a long-term buy at these levels? >> it is really difficult to say, tom. you know, you would have expected gold to react quite differently today to the announcement of another $45 billion worth of treasury purchases, and it should have broken through that 1750 level, but it only rallied $15, $20 and settled in five or six. gold is a longer term trade that we're less interested in, and its traditional place in the portf
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 1:00am PST
international energy agency, calling for the u.s. to surpass saudi arabia as the world's largest oil producer by 2020. here's one good thing to come from the destruction of hurricane sandy-- verizon customers will be getting faster, and more, telecom services. the company said today it is replacing damaged copper wires with fiber optic cable. that upgrade from older, slower copper allows verizon to offer more digital services, including bundling phone, internet and cable tv. and it means an increase in revenues for verizon. tom, that was the message from verizon's c.e.o., speaking at an investor conference today. but it didn't do much for the stock. verizon shares fell, like many of its fellow dow components trading here on the big board. >> tom: let's get going with tonight's "market focus." with no big economic data for cues, stocks finished a lackluster day in negative territory. the s&p 500 struggled to find a clear direction and spent most of the session in the red. it ended with a small loss of two tenths of 1%. trading volume continued to be moderate-- 674 million shares on the big boa
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